Fishing and Sailing Boats under a Broad Sky, Salomon van Ruysdael
Salomon van Ruysdael
Fishing and Sailing Boats under a Broad Sky
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Salomon van Ruysdael

Fishing and Sailing Boats under a Broad Sky, ca. 1645 – 1646


Dimensions
39.7 x 60 x min. 0.6 cm
maximum depth
0.6 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
1112
Acquisition
Acquired in 1876
Status
Not on display

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Water as far as the eye can see. In the seventeenth century, canals and lakes determined the character of the Dutch landscape even more than they do today. Whereas fishing and pleasure boats dominate the foreground, mills and church steeples can be discerned in the distance. Salomon van Ruysdael even worked in the wet paint with the brush handle. The spatial expanse corresponds to the visual experience of the ‘low lands’. To enhance this effect, the uncle of the more famous Jacob van Ruisdael placed the horizon quite near the bottom: the cloudy sky occupies three quarters of the panel.

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14.05.2024